September 28, 2009

Let there be light!!

I moved from an apartment whose only windows faced north into the forest. Not the best natural light. In our new house the front room has huge windows facing south and east. The morning light is spectacular! I'm such a dork that before we even really moved in I checked to see how fast I could shoot indoors. Just for the record: 1/160 at F4. It's heaven. Here's a shot of my daughter on the kitchen table.

September 26, 2009


A photoshoot with my cute and energetic nieces.

September 24, 2009

I'm Back!

Since April we have been in transition mode at our house. My husband graduated from school, we moved across the country, he was gone all day studying for the Bar Exam, we were living at my parents, we looked for a house, and finally we moved in. It's been a few weeks since we have been in our new house so I'm ready to start getting creative again. It's been way too long.

The fun thing with moving into a new place is that there are a lot of little jobs to make the place comfortable and livable. This set of shelves used to be a doorway so the shelves are shallow and slightly unusable. It is right outside the bathroom so I use it to store lotion, etc., but our grooming supplies need not be in plain sight for everyone. A $2 curtain rod and a piece of fabric fixed it right up. I'm going to use the extra fabric to make a valence for the bathroom. I'm still looking for a valence pattern that I like, but stay tuned...

The curtain isn't as full as I wanted so if you attempt this, use more fabric than you would think you need to. I got the curtain rod at Shopko, it's just a tension rod so it doesn't need to be screwed in anywhere, it's perfect for this little project.